FSC Schedule and Events
January 17-Convocation, Book-of-the-Year panel discussion [Buetow, 10:30-11:25]–Four contributors from our Book-of-the-Year will be on campus: Sun Yung Shin, Shannon Gibney, Venessa Fuentes, and David Lawrence Grant. They will read from their articles and also discuss race in Minnesota. Don’t miss it!
January 23-Faculty Spotlight, Dr. David Lumpp [LTC, noon]
February 13-Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Laura Wangsness Willemsen: [LTC, noon]
February 21-Convocation, CSP Travel Abroad: reflection on the past year and upcoming trip announcements [BEC, 10:30-11:25]
March 13-Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Colleen Arendt: [LTC, noon]
March 21-Convocation, Brad Hewitt, “Your New Money Mindset: Creating A Healthy Relationship With Money” [Buetow, 10:30-11:25]
April 11-Convocation, National Poetry Month: 2nd annual CSP celebration & readings [TBD, 10:30-11:25]
April 25-Academic Honors Convocation
weekly/ongoing-Monday Morning Mentor
Faculty Spotlight, Dr. David Lumpp: Concordia Publishing House recently released a two-volume systematic theology, Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology. The section on theological prolegomena was written primarily by our own Dr. David A. Lumpp, professor of Theology and Ministry. The first dogmatics published by the Missouri Synod in nearly a century, this book seeks to demonstrate this Lutheran approach to confessing the gospel not only with respect to its content, but also with respect to the method of its presentation. Each chapter is structured around five building blocks—scriptural foundation, confessional witness, systematic formulation, historical and contemporary developments, and implications for life and ministry.
Dr. Lumpp will discuss his contribution to these two important volumes at our January Faculty Spotlight: Tuesday, January 23 @ noon [LTC]
Monday Morning Mentor: The Monday Morning Mentor program was so successful last year that we renewed our subscription for the 2017-2018 academic year. In addition, we plan to have some fun with more faculty interaction this year. We are planning a few small monthly prizes for listeners. Details will posted soon!
digital signage (2nd floor Meyer Hall): One of the digital screens across from Dr. Reineck’s office (Meyer 214) will now be used for Faculty news. That’s right, we have our own digital screen! Kathy Haeg and I (Dr. Woodard) have been trained-in on posting information. Start looking for news and other fun posts soon.
♦ NEW … Innovative Teaching & Learning ideas: We know that the Concordia faculty are undertaking new classroom and teaching initiatives each and every semester. This year we want to start collecting, recording, and celebrating this faculty creativity. There will even be prizes and awards at the spring 2018 Faculty Retreat! This will be easy and fun! We just want to know what new and exciting things are taking place in our classrooms. These “Innovative” ideas can be anything from individual lessons to entirely revamped courses. And your Innovative ideas don’t even have to be a success this first time! There will be no required assessment, application forms, paperwork, or questions from anyone. We just want to know what you are doing. More details will follow on the drop-down menu link above. This new program will be coordinated by Dr. Kris Bransford, Dr. David Woodard, and the Faculty Development Committee.